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Geelong job seeker regains confidence after finding work

MatchWorks job seeker Lenny Peters was 15 years old when he became a paraplegic after losing his balance and falling 30 metres down a cliff-face at the beachside town of Barwon Heads. Now 49, Lenny has started a new job at Serco in Melbourne after he struggled to find work in Geelong when his previous employer in Warrnambool ceased business.

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Media release - Winter Ball a non-event

The Rotary Club of Geelong East and the Karingal Foundation are delighted to announce that the Winter Ball will NOT be held in Geelong on June 25.

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Media release - Creative talents on show at KarnivART

What do Lee Kernaghan, Marilyn Manson  and a combi van have in common? They will all feature in KarnivART Geelong 2016, which has attracted a record-breaking amount of entries.

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Building community inclusion

Five Karingal clients have seized the opportunity to soak up new experiences as part of the Community Inclusion Initiative.

The National Disability Services project was commissioned by the National Disability Insurance Agency. It saw five Karingal clients and their families step outside the square and try something new. By doing so, they co-designed innovative ways to build community inclusion.

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A growing partnership: Karingal Foundation joins another M~M journey

The Karingal Foundation has again combined with Mountain to Mouth: Geelong's Extreme Arts Walk in a partnership that will have invaluable ongoing benefits for the community.

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From the CEO: an opportunity to be stronger together

Karingal and St Laurence are undergoing due diligence following the announcement of a potential merger of the two organisations.

Announced on March 10, the merger presents an opportunity for Karingal and St Laurence to strengthen disability services.

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MatchWorks supports Footscray community hub

Yarra Community Housing officially launched its new Participation Hub in Barkly Street, Footscray yesterday with MatchWorks one of the community organisations offering its services for the unique space.

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Eastern Hub Geelong at the heart of the community

Eastern Hub Geelong offers a community space like no other in the Geelong region where people of all abilities and ages can come together.

A Karingal initiative, the $6.5 million centre was opened on April 21 by Member for Geelong Christine Couzens and Karingal chair Rodney Payne in front of more than 150 guests.

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MatchWorks appoints new executive director

Renae Lowry has been appointed the new executive director at MatchWorks. Renae joins MatchWorks following a long and successful career working in employment services, both at the frontline of operations and as a senior manager.

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Upcoming Events

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KarnivART Thursday, 5 May, 2016 KarnivART is a unique exhibition featuring quality pieces created by artists with a disability or a mental illness. Open 9am - 3pm.
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Karingal Southern Open Day Wednesday, 11 May, 2016, 9:30 AM The Karingal Southern Open Day will feature activities and client creations from areas such as cooking, sewing, drama and art.
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